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Worm Snake

Worm Snake
Species Name:
Carphophis amoenus
Not venomous

Common Name:
Worm Snake

Species Name:
Carphophis amoenus

Non-Venomous

KSNPC status is: Unlisted

Appearance:

Adults may reach 1' in length. Color varies from glossy gray to black or brown. Pink belly extends up the sides. Flattened head and short tail.

Notes:

Rarely seen above ground. Eats earthworms, and other soft-bodied insects. Can be found under logs, leaf litter and in loose soil.

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